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Jose Canseco to Support Caitlyn Jenner By Living As Woman for Week

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Jose Canseco #33 of the 1989 Oakland A's joins his former teammates to celebrate their World Series championship of 25 years ago against the San Francisco Giants before a game at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 09:50 AM

Jose Canseco, former Major League All-Star baseball player, said that he plans on supporting Caitlyn Jenner by living as woman for one week and showcasing the results on his new reality show.

TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that the former Oakland A's star's transformation – which will employ makeup and dresses – will be shown on "Spend a Day with Jose," a web-based reality show he soon to unveil.

The show will chronicle Canseco's routine of playing golf, softball, poker and bowling —  only as a woman.

"We asked Jose if he was taking the whole thing seriously — to which he replied, 'Yes. Of course,'" wrote TMZ.

Canseco last played Major League baseball in 2001, and has since made other reality show appearances, according to Fox Sports. He also attempted to start at career in mixed martial arts.

His baseball career is best known for the 1988 season when he hit 42 home runs and stole 40 bases. His career ended with 462 career home runs, 1,407 runs batted in, and 200 stolen bases.

He became a source of controversy when he outed fellow Major League players, along with himself, for using steroids in his autobiography, "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big," in 2005.

Sporting News reported in June that Conseco has tried to reach out to former Oakland A's teammate Mark McGwire, now a hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, to apologize for his charges against McGwire.

Bruce Jenner is a former world-class athlete who won the gold medal in the decathlon at the Montreal Summer Olympics in 1976. Bruce's transition to Caitlyn, as well as the Arthur Ashe Courage Awards she received at the 2015 ESPYs, have been a source of headline controversy and curiosity this year.

Legendary tennis star Billie Jean King, who knew Arthur Ashe, said she was pleased with ESPN's decision.

"Caitlyn's in for a whirlwind. She already has been, but it's going to be crazy," King told the sports network. "I think it's really appropriate that Caitlyn's won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award."

Broadcaster Bob Costas, though, said on "The Dan Patrick Show" in June that he believed the television network gave Jenner the award to gain increased viewership and ratings.

"I wish Caitlyn all the happiness and peace of mind in the world," Costas said on the sports talk show. "However, it strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe Award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play."



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